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Re: [ontolog-forum] notes and rumours

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From: Waclaw Kusnierczyk <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2007 09:04:43 +0200
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John F. Sowa wrote:
> the Slavic languages make
> a sharp distinction of siniy (dark blue) and goluboy (light
> blue).    (01)

In Polish, 'siny' is typically defined as blue-violet, not just dark 
blue;  it is the color of desaturated blood (visible, e.g., on the lips 
of someone who freezes).  Blue (simply blue) is 'niebieski' ('niebo' 
means sky), and there is also 'blekitny' (light blue, more or less), 
etc. -- surely you have a few such words in English as well?    (02)

A study on this distinction, which perhaps you had in mind, has been 
recently published in PNAS ("Russian blues reveal effects of language on 
color discrimination", 2007 May 8;104(19):7780-5).    (03)

vQ    (04)

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